The stabilisation of the 32-km Ikorodu-Itokin Road has started ahead of the major rehabilitation of the critical road that connects Lagos, Ikorodu, Epe, Ibeju-Lekki to other parts of Nigeria.
The Senator, representing Lagos East Senatorial District, Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, FCA, facilitated the project.
Senator Abiru, who expressed concern for the difficulties faced by motorists and residents using the corridor, commended the Contractor for initiating palliative work on the road to alleviate the suffering of residents, commuters, and motorists, while awaiting the commencement of the rehabilitation, which is expected to begin very soon.
The Ikorodu-Itokin Road was constructed in 1975 by Taylor Woodrow, under the regime of General Yakubu Gowon. This is the first major rehabilitation the road is undergoing since it was built almost 50 years ago.
Palliative materials like hardcore rocks, stone-based and other construction stabilisation items are being applied on failed sections of the road to ease movement. The palliative work had already been carried out on critical sections at Itokin, Agbowa. Construction workers are currently working at Imota, after Parks and Gardens Estate. Before the end of the week, the work is expected to advance to Isiu, Ikorodu North Headquarters. The work will terminate at Sabo, Ikorodu.
Senator Abiru had in April, 2021, raised a motion on the floor of the Nigerian Senate on, “The Urgent Need For The Rehabilitation Of The Ikorodu-Sagamu And Ikorodu-Itokin-Epe Roads To Further Bridge The Infrastructure Gap And Enhance Economic Growth In Nigeria”.
In December 2022, the Lagos East Senator paid a courtesy visit to the Honourable Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN, at his office in Abuja to show appreciation for his efforts on two critical federal roads: Ikorodu- Itokin Road and Ikorodu-Sagamu Road.
During the courtesy call, Senator Abiru extended the gratitude of constituents of the Lagos East Senatorial District to the minister for his efforts over the accelerated construction of Ikorodu- Sagamu Road and the planned rehabilitation of the 32-Km Ikorodu-Itokin Road which had been approved by the Federal Executive Council.